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1982: Best Summer Ever!

July 27, 2012

It is time to recognize the 30th Anniversary of what was probably the best summer ever for genre movies: 1982. Don’t believe me? Consider what 1982 gave us: E.T., Blade Runner, Star Trek: The Wrath of Khan. Pretty awesome lineup, don’t you think? But there was also Conan the Barbarian, The Thing, and Tron. Holy crap, right? But wait, there’s more: The Road Warrior, Poltergeist, Rocky III. I mean, WTF? Nowadays if we get one decent movie in a summer we freak our orgasmically and consider ourselves lucky, but in the summer of 1982 the movie theaters were flowing with milk and honey. And Cristal and Johnny Walker Blue. And Green Orion Slave girls…okay, you see my point.

I’m late in doing this but I’d be remiss if I didn’t recognize that great summer by covering its movies. I can’t promise I’ll get all of them, but, hey, I’ll give it a shot.  

1) Cat People

2) Tron

3) Star Trek II:The Wrath of Khan

4) Poltergeist

5) The Thing

6) Conan the Barbarian

7) Megaforce

8) Firefox

9) Rocky III

10) Blade Runner

11) ET: The Extraterrestrial

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